Assistant Manager, Jewelry Merchandise Planning - Cartier

New York, United States
14 Oct 2020
01 Jan 2021

Primary Duties:

The Assistant Manager for Jewelry Merchandise Planning will work within the Merchandising/Supply Chain Department for Cartier North America. The Person will assist the overall Jewelry business with stock support to Retail and Ecommerce and by developing new analysis/reports.

Key responsibilities:

1) Ensure Product Availability
  • Monitor boutique stock levels/assortments & Sales to determine optimal product mix, recommend and execute actions to support sales.
  • Liaise with international merchandising/operations team
  • Manage sales forecasts for range & novelties
  • Build assortments by boutique; review & update based on trends
  • Stock requests, stock allocation, special orders, returns, reallocations
  • miscellaneous requests
  • Allocate products from the warehouses and the workshop.

2) Service to the Commercial Network
  • Interact with boutiques regarding stock availability; support Special orders and all requests for product
  • Ensure proper product flow; share best practices for inter-boutiques transfers, guidelines on maintaining quality of the stock (cleaning, reservations).
  • Support E-commerce team for stock requests
  • Create transfers to support Ecommerce sales
  • Request stock and availability to International team
  • Liaise with boutiques and International team to ensure deliveries are met on time, and transfer guidelines & processes are being followed.

3) Stock Management
  • Monitor inventory levels vs. targets and shortages
  • Proactively initiate stock balancing within Networks and Warehouse when necessary
  • Identify inventory opportunities by analysing stock transfers & needs, propose assortment adjustments
  • Partner closely with Logistics team within the warehouse to facilitate and enhance product flow, track shipments and prioritize deliveries.
  • Handle inbound and out-bound product flows (i.e. returns (RTV's)) to local and international vendors and other stock reduction/maximization actions
  • Monitor damaged stock levels with Logistic team and the workshop.
  • Support Employee Purchase Programs & Employee Sales

4) Continuous Improvement of Processes
  • Power BI reports - build and maintain sales/stock/transfers dashboards related to Jewelry.
  • Monitor monthly or weekly changes in sales trend, shortages, logistic processing, Regions/Boutiques/Ecommerce stock, assortment and trends
  • Present finding to the team and propose solutions to management
  • Handle special projects and responsibilities as required. Communicate with Marketing, Corporate Retail; PR team; Warehouse; VM; Sales and Operations team
  • Assist with administrative functions, when needed

Required experience:
  • 4-5 years of experience related to store planning/merchandising/buying is required

Technical skills / abilities:
  • Ability to quickly learn new software applications, must have excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office with strong focus on Excel, Analysis and PowerPoint
  • Power BI experience is a must
  • SAP experience is a strong plus
  • Knowledge of Jewelry and precious stones is a strong plus

Personal skills:
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are needed
  • Customer service focus
  • Fast learner
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set that includes a curiosity to improve business acumen is required
  • Motivated individual able to work independently and as a team player is required;
  • Strong organizational skills with excellent time management and decision-making skills;
  • Ability to build business strategies and plans related to inventory
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed

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